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College in Florence KY

Next term starts January 23, 2017
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Will I be able to fit classes into my busy life?

Our curricula are geared for students with busy work and family lives, who are looking to get started in a new career or advance in their current line of work. With your busy schedule in mind, ANU offers:

  • Online, on-campus, or blended degree programs: that allow you to take classes on your time in a format that fits you
  • Video conferencing options: which allows us to offer you classes without delaying your schedule and connects you to students across campuses and states
  • Day and evening on-campus classes1: To fit your scheduling needs
  • Each on-campus class held once a week: Leaving you with more time open for work and family
  • Frequent term starts with short breaks in between: so you can finish your degree quickly and retain the information you’ve learned
  • Short programs: Designed to equip you with a degree and get you started on your career without wasting your time

Will I be able to afford it?

Our professional financial planners can craft a plan to make college a reality for you. We understand that each student has unique circumstances and questions, which is why each student meets personally with a student service representative to identify available sources of financial assistance. Several financial aid options are available to students who qualify including:

What if I need help?

American National University has a family-like campus atmosphere with all the resources of a large university. From small classes, to a team of staff and faculty dedicated to helping you succeed, you’ll find you will fit right into the ANU Florence community.

  • Personalized attention: receive one-on-one attention from teachers and staff members who know you by name
  • Hands on learning with career professionals as instructors: Rather than just relying upon theoretical book learning, ANU offers instruction that gives you practical experience in your field, taught by people who have experience in your future field
  • Career Services: Even before you graduate, our career services team can help you prepare your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and offer support in your search for your future career opportunities
  • Alumni Benefits: Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher2 courses available throughout your career.

Come in for a tour of your future classrooms and meet your future teachers, staff members, and fellow-students today!





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Where Are You Located?

Our campuses are easy to get to, offer ample parking, and with our eLearning options you may even be able to take classes from home.

Directions to the Florence KY location:

I-75 Southbound – exit at Mall Road. Left onto Mall Road. Right at first light (entrance to the Florence Center plaza). American National University is located in the center of the plaza and occupies four storefronts from left to right (visitor entrance is at the center).





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Our Faculty

The key to our success is a faculty of industry-leading professionals.  Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

At American National University we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way.  Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.

10 faculty listed below

Our Faculty at a Glance

Julian Adkins - Instructor

Julian Adkins



Julian Adkins retired from the U.S. Army where he served in communications. He currently is a manager at WellPoint Health Networks, INC. Julian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational leadership and a Master of Science degree in health informatics from Northern Kentucky University. He is an instructor at the National College Florence Campus.

Dorreth Bailey-Oldacre - Instructor

Dorreth Bailey-Oldacre


BS, M.Ed

Dorreth Bailey-Oldacre received her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Processing System from the University of Cincinnati and her Master of Education degree with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction Computer Education from the University of Phoenix. She is an instructor of software applications at National College's Cincinnati and Florence Campuses.

Valerie Bowman - Director of IT Programs

Valerie Bowman

Director of IT Programs

BS, MIS, A+ MCP, MCP+Internet, MCSE, MCT

Valerie Bowman has held several positions in the IT field for over 30 years in both the public and private sectors, including work as a support specialist, a networking consultant, and an IT Department Director. She received her bachelor's degree in management from Northern Kentucky University and her master's degree in Information Systems from University of Phoenix. In addition, Valerie holds an A+ certification from CompTia as well as MCP, MCP+Internet, MCSE, and MCT certifications from Microsoft. She is currently the IT Department Chair for the Florence Campus and teaches a wide range of courses in the areas of office technology, business, math, and computer networking.

Barry Harsaran - Instructor

Barry Harsaran



Barry Harsaran is an instructor of accounting and business courses at the Florence Campus. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree majoring in management and a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. His teaching interests are in the area of Management Accounting and Business Management. Barry currently serves as a Director of Finance and Accounting in the transit industry. His prior work experience includes a position as general manager for a financial services company in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as a position in high speed production for General Mills in Dallas, Texas. He also held positions in Accounting for Verizon and IBM in Dallas. Barry has also lived in New York City and in the Caribbean/South America area and brings a global view of business to his students.

Cheryl Heer - Department Chair - General Education

Cheryl Heer

Department Chair - General Education


Cheryl Heer has taught at the high school and college levels over the past 30 years. She received her bachelor's degree in political science and French from Malone College and received her master's degrees in library science and political science from Case Western Reserve University. Besides teaching general education courses, Cheryl is also the Florence Campus librarian.

Michael  Livingston  - Instructor

Michael Livingston



Mike Livingston is a Certified Financial Planner and has worked in the Financial Services Industry for over 17 years. Mike has performed a variety of roles, ranging from Individual Financial Planning, Corporate Training, and Business Development. Mike is a Graduate of the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics. He is an instructor of economics, marketing, and other business courses at the Florence Campus.

Rebecca Mensch - Instructor

Rebecca Mensch


B.S, M.S.

Rebecca Mensch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in applied science from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand. While at AUT, Rebecca studied under the tutelage of world renowned giant squid expert, Dr. Steve O'Shea. She is now the world's only Chiroteuthis expert in the last 100 years. Rebecca teaches Environmental Science at the National College Florence Campus.

Sara Moreland - Instructor

Sara Moreland



Sara Moreland received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the University of Kentucky. She holds Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Sara is an instructor at the National College Florence Campus.

Mamadou Sidibe - Instructor

Mamadou Sidibe



Mamadou Sidibe holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Kentucky University and an associate degree in computer network administration from Cincinnati State College. He has worked as a senior help desk analyst for Pomeroy IT Solutions, a network monitor/help desk technician for Mastec Network Services, and as a licensed realtor for Places for the Heart Realtors. Mamadou is currently an instructor of information technology at the National College Florence Campus.

Gerry Washington - Instructor

Gerry Washington



Gerry L. Washington received his Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School, his Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Marshall University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Gerry has experience as a Research Attorney and Account Manager. He is an instructor of business and law courses at the National College Cincinnati and Florence Campuses, and he serves as department chair for the bachelor of business management program at the Cincinnati Campus.


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Career Services and Employer Partnerships

At American National University, the success of our students is always priority number one.

American National University knows that transitioning from being a student to becoming a working professional requires more than just a good education. At ANU, the process of helping you find great career opportunities begins long before you enter our doors. The academic leaders at ANU work with local employers to ensure that our programs align with careers of today and the future.

We will assist you with creating goals and exploring career options. No matter where you are in your career, you will always have access to the full range of services. Here are a few of the many services we offer:

  • Mock interviews
  • Business etiquette training
  • DVD, books, and magazines on conducting your job search
  • Coaching on dressing for success
  • Assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
  • Tips on researching potential employers
  • Access to current local job openings

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